Hello folks, sunday is here and I am bringing you a load of tips for all electro hobbyists.
Tools and devices
If you want to cut anything – from PCB to plastic bag with new electronic parts – you maybe use a knife. But look at this surgeon scalpel…
It is not only cool, but really, really sharp. So watch out!
There is a lot of cool tools in medicine. For example these bits, you probably know from your dentist:
A mirror is great for looking on back side of electronics, and dental probe (that spiked stick) is great to removing any remains from PCB holes.
You probably known these rulers, made from pure steel. This is a cheap, but pretty precise ruler with digital LCD display with millimeters and inches.
It is really hard to forget the “micro” in “microelectronics” without magnifying glass and such stand with clamps, sometimes called “a third hand”.
Need a good lamp for your working table desk? I did too, but no one was suitable for me. So I bought super bright LED panel and smartphone holder and made one tailored lamp just for my needs!
Kits and sets
WeMos D1 is the great starting tool for IoT, because it contains processor and WiFi in one pack. With these sensors you can build true IoT sensing applications without any bigger effort. (PS Did I told you that WeMos can be programmed with Arduino IDE?)
Dave Cheney’s simple computer with 6502 and Arduino Mega.
KIM Uno is a great retro computer remake, based on Arduino Nano. The CPU in Arduino can emulate whole 6502, as well as handle keyboard and display. You can buy ready or ready-made kit from its author, but you can build your own from scratch. You will need this:
(You will need only two displays, but they’re so cheap…)